Hello! I hope 2017 is off to a good start for everyone. After 2 weeks it feels like it's time to end my blog vacation and share my first nail art design of the year. My inspiration came from a favorite set of cozy Carole Hochman PJ's.
I've mentioned more than a few times in the past that I'd like to be less verbose in my blogging and I received positive feedback from you. Well, you may have noticed that I seem to give it a go and end up right back to being wordy. So I'm going to try setting it as a goal for 2017. Wish me luck!!
Would you believe I haven't done a plaid design before?? EVER?? The foundation of this nail art is based on soft pastels from my inspiration plaid PJ pants. I used shades of grey from Lacquer Lust and blue and pink from Essie.
Moyra is making their blog debut with this design. Their Fabric Texture stamping plate contains many great plaid choices and coordinating patterns. I had planned to double stamp the plaid pattern with dark grey and white but decided I liked it better this way.
- Apply 2 coats of Lacquer Lust Mist over basecoat on all nails and finish with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.
- Use the polish brush to add random horizontal and vertical stripes of Essie Virgin Snow and Essie Fiji on index, middle and pinky nails. ⇒ TIP: Try to make the lines a bit straighter than mine!!
- Stamp the snowflake sweater pattern from Moyra Fabric Texture 02 onto thumb and ring nails using a Clear Jelly Stamper and Mundo de Unas White stamping polish.
- Use the same products to stamp a plaid pattern onto remaining nails. Loosely align the pattern with the freehand stripes using the Clear Jelly Stamper.
- Float a healthy coat of HK Girl topcoat over all nails.
(L to R from top with brand links)
Lacquer Lust Mist, Essie Virgin Snow, Essie Fiji, Mundo de Unas White (01), Moyra Fabric Texture (02)
WOW! This must break a record for the least amount of words! I think it's perfect for this less complex stamped design but I would really like to know what you think. MORE, LESS, JUST RIGHT?? How about this design? I loved wearing it and thought it was a nice break away from the traditional Christmas colors.
Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.